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Old 01-09-2010, 09:17
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Default "crispy" ribbon??

I got some really cute argyle ribbon and I wanted to make some bows out of it -- but the problem I am having is that the ribbon is very stiff -- almost crispy?? has anyone else had that problem?? can I do anything to soften it?? what kind of bows can I make with a "stiffer" ribbon?? LOL.

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Old 01-09-2010, 09:24
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Default Re: "crispy" ribbon??

I actually think that stiff ribbon is easier because it holds shape better once you have the bow made

I have never baked or starched my bows, but since I just made a TON of twisted boutiques and some of them were with ribbon that wasn't "stiff" I am going to try baking them to see if they will hold shape better.

The only reason I have talked myself into baking is because I got some really cute pink flower with silver background ribbon, it is shiny , but very stiff. I didn't think I was going to like it once I felt how stiff it was. BUT I actually LOVE the way the bow holds the shape.

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Old 01-09-2010, 09:24
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Default Re: "crispy" ribbon??

I have some lepard ribbon that is like that. I would have to say that I haven't found any way to make it softer.
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Default Re: "crispy" ribbon??

Maybe washing it?
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Old 01-10-2010, 07:28
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Default Re: "crispy" ribbon??

Thanks ladies!
I have tried to make a boutique bow out of it...but it was TOO stiff to even hold shape while I tied it off -- even when I used a clip to hold it.
Maybe I will try making the ribbon length a little longer...
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